Unions

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SEC Announces $40 million Settlement in Florida Teacher Pension Case

“Fraud or deceit” in a case involving a money manager’s payments to a for-profit company owned by teachers unions

Randi Weingarten’s Finest Hour

The teachers union leader signs a letter warning of a growing risk of “ideological conformity” in the post-George Floyd racial reckoning.

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

In the News: Newton Teachers Union ‘Having Conversations’ About Striking Amid Contract Negotiations

In the Spring 2019 issue of Education Next, Martin West wrote that strikes in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Denver "may presage a new era of conflict."

Teacher Salaries, Benefits, and Incentives All Leading to Strike Talk in Denver

Debate is focused on a pay-for-performance program but benefit costs loom in the background.

Los Angeles Teachers Strike a Deal, But Miss an Opportunity

Every California teacher could see an immediate pay boost of $10,250 per year, if not for the state's massive pension debt. Yet the Los Angeles teacher strike deal kicks the can on that crucial issue.

In the News: LA Teachers Strike Drags Into Third Day With No End In...

As the teachers strike in Los Angeles drags on, there has been no shortage of media coverage. How fair has it been?

Why Los Angeles Teachers May Strike

From 2001 to 2016, the Los Angeles Unified School District increased overall spending by 55.5 percent, but employee benefit costs soared 138 percent.

In the News: Context on LAUSD’s Potential Teacher Strike

As teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) prepare to go out on strike this Thursday, Chad Aldelman calls attention to the district's big increase in spending on employee benefits. He notes that one reason benefit costs are so high in LAUSD is that the district has offered generous health care benefits to retired teachers.

Sketching a Workable Way Forward on Teacher Pay

There's a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.

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